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On June 16, 2011, in Fashion Trends, by admin

Fashion Tip of the Month

By Pat Kwas

Whether you are going away for a weekend or a week, packing for a trip can be a confusing and nerve-wracking experience for any traveler. However, with a few simple tricks, you can ease the stress for preparing for your getaway.

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8 Tips to Help You Pack for Your Next Vacation:

1. Check the Weather at your Destination – Only pack what corresponds – do not bring “just in case” items.

2. Choose a Central Color to Pack Around – a neutral such as brown, black or tan is a good place to start. Then bring shoes, purse and accessories that go with this color palette.

3. The Numbers Game – a good rule of thumb for trips less than one week is one shirt per day, one layering jacket or sweater, one bottom per every two days, no more than three pair of shoes (one you wear, two you pack), underwear for every day and seasonal additions, like a bathing suit and cover-up.

4. Wear Your Heaviest Shoes, Sweater and Jacket – that way, you don’t have to pack them and weigh down your suitcase.

5. Don’t Wait Until the Night Before to Pack – set out items you want to bring a few days before you leave. This will give you time to make sure everything is accounted for and you’ll have time to pick up any last-minute items you need. Then, start the packing process the day before you leave.

6. Roll, Don’t Fold – roll jeans, shorts,T-shirts, pajamas, tanks and camisoles instead of folding them. It is a great way to save space and lessen the creases in your clothing. Choose manageable pieces of clothing that don’t need ironing – this way you will save some time and effort. And who wants to pull out the iron and ironing board when you are vacationing?

7. Double Bag all Shower and Beauty Products – there is nothing worse than arriving at your destination only to discover that the lid on your shampoo wasn’t screwed on tight enough and its contents have leaked all over your clothes. Provide your clothes with extra protection by putting your shampoo, conditioner, make-up and any other liquids into a plastic ziplock bag before placing them in your cosmetic bag.

8. For Flyers- Weigh Your Suitcase – if you are flying, avoid going over those weight limits and paying extra fees by weighing your suitcase once you have everything inside. After all, the last thing you want to do is spend tons of money at the airport for an overweight suitcase. Also, look up your airline to get their exact suitcase weight requirements. You want to make sure your suitcase is underweight, preferably with enough wiggle room for souvenirs.

Enjoy Your Getaways This Summer –
Pat Kwas, Wardrobe Consultant, Clothes for Confidence!

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